Unable to update firmware [3004]

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    Hey guys.

    I'm a bit in a pickle. I just bought a used PSP 3004 Datacode 0C without any games but with a 32 MB (wow!) MemoryStick Duo.
    The installed firmware is 4.05.
    I wanted to update to 6.60 but the flashfile is bigger than the MS. So I tried using the 6.0 firmware.
    When I start the update via Games -> MS -> Firmware the PSP seems to reboot, accesses the MS but finaly fails saying "Couldn't start game" (Translated from German)
    After that, I cannot access the MS anymore. I'd have to restart the PSP or remove and reinsert the MS.
    I went ahead and bought a MicroSD -> MS PRO Duo adapter with a 16 GB SanDisk Class 10 microSD. The PSP could not format it though. When I insert it, it says "0 KB free space". Then I go to "format MS" but if fails to format the card and sais "No MS card inserted".
    My guess is a bad firmware but I cannot update it. Also, I cannot connect to any of my WiFis. Even if I turn off encryption on my accesspoint, it always fails to connect and says "Please check encryption ... blah"
    So no online update eigther.

    I opended the device to check for any loose cables or defect parts (as far as one can see it), but found nothing.

    Any clues?
    Thanks.
     
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    why not just get a bigger MS pro duo? afaik 4gb cards are decently cheap
     
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    If I cannot update to 5.x or 6.0, my guess is that 6.60 wouldn't work either.
    I don't want to spend more money on this device if it is broken :\
    Any other idea what I could test? Does a stock 4.05 Version hav a recovery?
     
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    Manually format the microsd to fat32 with your computer and try again
     
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    Thank for your help, LiveLatios.
    Sadly that doesn't work either. It still says "0 KB free space" when I insert the SD card.
    Trying to format the stick ends up in "no MS inserted"
    Do I have to have a goldcard for updating or something?
     
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    What's a goldcard? Also, now that i think of it... i think ofw 4.05 has a size limit somewhere around 2gb
     
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    Indeed, the behaviour changed when I resized my SD Card to 1024 MB.
    Now the error is "Format failed 80220089"
    So there is a movement here. But I don't want to buy an overpriced small MS just for updating :\
    Nevermind the gold-card, I probably misread.
    What about "MagicGate Support" - when I look up the info on my PSP it says "MagicGate: Unknown"
     
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    magicgate is only really used to say if the card if official, it only says yes if you use a real MS Pro Duo, also i'll look up that error for you

    EDIT: try just formatting that 1024mb partition using your computer, and don't format using the psp, see if it still says 0kb
     
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    Okay, did that. I chose 2048, 1024, 512, 128 and 64MB
    None of these settings work. I always create a logical partition with the above size at the beginning of the volume and format it with FAT.
    When the PSP comes up it says: "The MS could not be read. Please Format [Settings] [System] etc"
     
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    I have no idea then.. i've only ever used legitimate memory sticks...
     
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    Okay, thank you very much for your help. Much appreciated.
    I consider the device broken :\
     
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    It's probably not broken, there should be abnumber of cfws for 4.05

    Edit: i had to re-read the issue to understand it more, i'm not sure if there's a fix for frankenfirmware on the psp
     
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    I'll go check if I find any CFW for 4.05. Already checked but only found infos I should upgrade to 5.X.
    What is "frankenfirmware"? And what's to fix?
     
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    Frankenfirmware is a term used in the 3ds ecene where a firmware update goes wrong and you have parts of two kinds of firmware installed, might not be a thing for psp though